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Court Appointed Special Advocates Needed to Fight Effects of Domestic Violence

| October 26, 2021
Court Appointed Special Advocates Needed to Fight Effects of Domestic Violence

The effects of domestic violence are far-reaching; not only for the partners involved but also for the children who have witnessed it. Witnessing violence by seeing, hearing, or observing the aftermath can leave children feeling anxious, fearful or angry. In some cases, when domestic violence occurs in the home and the children are unsafe, the children must be removed from their homes and placed into the foster care system until it is safe to return. 

Children in foster care need someone who will be there every step of the way to advocate for them. A child who has been removed from their home due to abuse or neglect may go through multiple homes, schools, case workers, therapists, etc. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are compassionate adults that fight for and protects a child’s right to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to learn and grow in the security of a loving family. CASA volunteers are the one consistent, caring adult in these children’s lives. 

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DES to Issue $4.6 Million in Pandemic Emergency Assistance Funds to Arizona’s Most Vulnerable Families

| October 26, 2021
DES to Issue $4.6 Million in Pandemic Emergency Assistance Funds to Arizona’s Most Vulnerable Families

We are pleased to announce another new assistance program that will deliver even more support to some of Arizona’s most vulnerable families. The Pandemic Emergency Assistance Funds (PEAF) authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 enables us to bolster the benefits needed by the children and their families eligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Cash Assistance (CA), TANF Two-Parent Employment Program (TPEP CA), or Grant Diversion payments, for October, November and December 2021. To date, DES has already issued more than $1 million, and estimates that an additional $3.6 million will be issued to families.

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NACA’s Pathways Youth Program seeking participants

| October 26, 2021
NACA’s Pathways Youth Program seeking participants

Pathways Youth Program, SY2021-2022, is seeking participants. The program began on Oct. 18. Pathways is a youth substance use prevention program for Native American youth in grades 3rd-6th and their families.

We provide provide programming  that focuses on maintaining healthy lifestyles, education and we provide homework assistance in an after-school setting.

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Coconino County Health and Human Services seeking Nutrition Education Specialist for Colorado City

| October 26, 2021
Coconino County Health and Human Services seeking Nutrition Education Specialist for Colorado City

Coconino County Health and Human Services  is seeking applications for Nutrition Education Specialist- Colorado City.

Colorado City, AZ
Regular Part Time- 20 hours – $19.28 Hourly
Category: Food Services / Health Services / Nutrition
Department: Health and Human Services

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United Way of Northern Arizona — Give the Gift of a Book

| October 26, 2021
United Way of Northern Arizona — Give the Gift of a Book

One of the programs that benefits when you give to the United Way of Northern Arizona’s Annual Community Fundraising Campaign is the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

This book gifting program was launched in 1995 by the internationally renowned star, who has had a storied career as a singer, songwriter, businesswoman – and most recently, COVID-19 vaccine research funder.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — School’s Out, Make It Count Virtual Conference Registration is OPEN

| October 26, 2021
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — School’s Out, Make It Count Virtual Conference Registration is OPEN

Virtual Sessions,
School’s Out Make It Count conference!

Each session is one hour

*$25 per session *Earn CEUs! *In-person SOMC attendees attend FREE

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Connections Spotlight — Let’s Hear from Youth!

| October 26, 2021
Connections Spotlight — Let’s Hear from Youth!

Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth (www.coconinokids.org) is working hard to better understand root causes of trauma and promoting tools for resiliency. We know that social connection is a key protective factor for both youth and families.

During Covid, we began a virtual youth open mic. The purpose is to provide a safe space for youth to express themselves through music, art, poetry, theater, dance, photography, or cultural sharing. The event takes place the first Sunday of each month at 4pm. The next event is scheduled for Sunday November 7th. 

We realize many of our community’s youth may be “Zoomed out”. So, we are also looking for youth voice to brainstorm suggestions for community-based youth connection opportunities. We would appreciate you asking the youth you serve, “What youth events would you like to see in your community?” We are also available to speak with your youth group to facilitate that conversation. 

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Education Spotlight — Denise Vazquez steps in as Kaibab Learning Center director. See more local, state and national education news here

| October 26, 2021
Education Spotlight — Denise Vazquez steps in as Kaibab Learning Center director. See more local, state and national education news here

Grand Canyon resident Denise Vazquez is excited for her new position as director of Kaibab Learning Center (KLC), a local daycare located on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

Vazquez worked at Kaibab Learning Center for seven and a half years before receiving the promotion in August.

The mother of two said she has watched her daughters grow up at the center and said moving into the director position allows her to offer help to other working parents.

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2021 Flagstaff Regional Events

| October 25, 2021
2021 Flagstaff Regional Events

From virtual activities from toddlers through teens at the Downtown and East Flagstaff Public Library, to family-friendly events, the Flagstaff region has a variety of events for local families. Please click on flyers below for the latest information.

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2021 Fredonia Regional Events

| October 25, 2021
2021 Fredonia Regional Events

The following is a compilation of upcoming events in the Fredonia region. To share your upcoming events, please attend the next Fredonia Community Resource Meeting. Future meetings are tentatively scheduled for 2 pm. Thursday, Sept. 10. Contact Gwen.Lasslo@ENCOMPASS-AZ.ORG to be placed on the invitation list, to learn how to participate in future meetings using Zoom remote video chat and for future locations. Click here for free sign up, download of Zoom prior to future meetings.

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